ERIC Number: ED235793
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Feb-1
Reference Count: 0
Student Teacher Perceptions of Teaching Competencies Related to Educational Media.
Stanford, Ronnie L.; Ernest, Patricia S.
The educational media competencies identified as most important by Alabama student teachers, the competencies they feel that they possess, and the relationship between perception of competency level and importance was investigated for majors in five programs: special education, N-12 certification, elementary education, early childhood education, and secondary education. Subjects were 518 student teachers in the latter half of their student teaching experience at 15 Alabama universities during the spring of 1982. Data were collected through the Inventory of Teacher Competencies Related to Educational Media, which includes a Likert-type scale of 69 structured items to assess perception of importance and level of competencies in educational media. Findings showed significant positive correlations between the upper 10 ranked competencies and the lower 10 ranked competencies for importance and competency level, and indicated that student teachers received traditional preparation in educational media. There were no significant differences in the perceived importance of the competencies within the five programs, or in the levels of competence. The four inventory items related to microcomputer operation received the lowest ratings of importance and competency level. Appendices include lists of participating institutions, and competencies ranked by importance as indicated by mean scores. Eleven references are listed. (LMM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Practitioners
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Association of Teacher Educators (Orlando, FL, February 1, 1983).